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"Christmas" Vader???

Discussion in 'Collecting' started by Rebel_Spook, Sep 13, 2005.

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  1. JediMasterGuff

    JediMasterGuff Jedi Master star 5

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    It's times like these I feel sorry for completists.
     
  2. Majik_Monkee

    Majik_Monkee Jedi Youngling star 3

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    It's times like this when I remember why I'm not a completist anymore.

    That may well be a prototype, but their description pretty much clarifies where they're going with this figure - a red Vader. I don't care if they add glitter to it or make it different shades of red, or make him sing "we wish you a merry christmas" in a breathy voice...I don't want him.
     
  3. RolandofGilead

    RolandofGilead Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Now that would be cool if he really sang songs, and maybe swung his hips around like those Halmark Snowmen they sell every year. ;)
     
  4. Majik_Monkee

    Majik_Monkee Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Hmmm...you might be right on that...okay...I'd rethink my position if that were the case...but I'm not going to bet any big money on that being the way it goes...:D
     
  5. SithAboveAll

    SithAboveAll Jedi Padawan star 4

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    george wont be collecting any money from me for this
     
  6. Meriwyn

    Meriwyn Former RSA star 4

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    This has to be one of the most hideous figures I've ever seen. I have the other three holiday edition sets, but I'll be passing on this one. I agree with the theory that these were the "failed" batch of Lava Vader figures.
     
  7. Daughter_Of_TheForce

    Daughter_Of_TheForce Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Blecch! Who's idea was this?
     
  8. Majik_Monkee

    Majik_Monkee Jedi Youngling star 3

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    The thing that made the other holiday exclusives cool was that they had some work put into them, and fit a holiday theme very well (most were based on artwork, if I recall correctly). This Vader is just lame...it not only has no creativity or imagination, but if the final version looks anything like this one does, it's not even appealing to look at...
     
  9. ClonedEmperor

    ClonedEmperor Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Honestly, I'm considering buying it, but ONLY because its a Christmas edition... if this was just another exclusive, id pass.
     
  10. k3po

    k3po Jedi Knight star 6

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    Isnt that the same Vader as the Target Vader cup as well? The cape looks the same to me.
     
  11. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    [link=http://www.rebelscum.com/article.asp?i=94745]Rebelscum[/link] are doing a poll on this subject - head on over and vote!
     
  12. SithAboveAll

    SithAboveAll Jedi Padawan star 4

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    i dont know what the vader building card looks like....:confused:
     
  13. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    You can see that [link=http://shop.starwars.com/catalog/detailed.xml?product_id=104370&type=img4]here[/link]. It is image 4 on the SWS story about the Vader.
     
  14. Lord-Wiz

    Lord-Wiz Jedi Padawan star 4

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    to be honest, either of the other options would be better than the red one, but i still want it :p
     
  15. Majik_Monkee

    Majik_Monkee Jedi Youngling star 3

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    The Santa Vader would be cool, but for the sake of originality (even though I don't own the three previous Holiday exclusives), I'd probably say the snowtrooper one would be the best bet. That I would actually buy...
     
  16. cronus8

    cronus8 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I'm gonna get it just because I have the other X-mas editions but it is pretty ugly. The vader building the snow stormtrooper would have been 100x better though.
     
  17. Majik_Monkee

    Majik_Monkee Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I can't stop looking at it...it's so hideous, and yet mezmerizing at the same time....the guy at the lava reflection Vader factory who created that by accident is laughing his way to the bank...
     
  18. RolandofGilead

    RolandofGilead Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I would have loved the snowman version. That would have better fit into the other sets. The glaring Red Vader (and you know there's going to be a Green Variant :rolleyes: ) just looks like a anomaly next to the other three sets.
     
  19. AmmersVI

    AmmersVI Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I read this thread and thought it was a joke and then realized it is a joke! Red Vader?
    What's next green R2? I won't buy it but, the packaging does look interesting.
     
  20. Estaban

    Estaban Jedi Youngling star 3

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    You do of course know what this means?

    The fanbase hates it. I mean, on any of the action firgure boards, almost no one has voiced any approval. The only people who sound like they are going to buy it are the completeists and even they are saying, "well, it looks stupid, but I'll end up buying one anyways."

    Sales will suck for Christmas Vader.

    Hasbro will determine there is no more demand for Christmas figures and they won't release one next year.

    So instead of figuring it was a crappy design that nobody wanted, they just will figure the concept is dead in the water and that's that.
     
  21. OBIX1

    OBIX1 Jedi Master star 6

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    Eh,I like it Ok. But it's not nearly as cool as the last 3 holiday sets.
     
  22. weezer

    weezer Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Or they'll stick a prototype disclaimer on it and hit the drawing board again.
     
  23. NewWorldOrder

    NewWorldOrder Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I like the card and the red, and i just ordered one.

    what can i say i'm a sucker for holiday crap.
     
  24. MidnightRain

    MidnightRain Jedi Master star 4

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    I didn't think it was possible to make a hideous Darth Vader figure. Props to Hasbro for proving me wrong. :rolleyes:

    Poor, poor Vader. It's a sad day when the Dark Lord of the Sith has been reduced to a garishly red Christmas decoration. The only thing that could make this work would be if they packaged the Holiday Special on DVD along with it. [face_laugh]

    I do really love the Christmas card that comes with it, though, that pictures Vader making a Stormtrooper snowman. Why couldn't they have done that (Stormie the Snowman) instead?
     
  25. long_long_ago

    long_long_ago Jedi Youngling star 1

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    i'm thinking the same thing---what a poor vader![face_pig]
     
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